11 days in Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Espoo, Kotka, Porvoo, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Vantaa Art Museum
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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